Stefanos Tsitsipas has confirmed that he has fully healed from a shoulder injury. During the Australian Open, Tsitsipas contracted a shoulder injury. At the Monte Carlo Masters, Tsitsipas confirmed his shoulder is back to fully healthy again.
“I’m really happy I’m in a position now where I don’t have to think about the pain anymore. I don’t have to change things around that. So, I’m able to go back to the way I wanted to play. I had very good Australian swing,” Tsitsipas said, per Sportskeeda.
Tsitsipas on his struggles post-Australian Open
Tsitsipas didn’t take a break after the Australian Open but it was evident that he was struggling with something as his results weren’t great. After winning two Davis Cup matches against two Ecuadorian players, Tsitsipas lost his opener in Indian Wells and round-of-16 exits in Rotterdam and Miami.
“Things didn’t really go that well for me after Australia. I also started feeling a little bit of injury on my shoulder. Yeah, Rotterdam was not a good experience for me. But, the worst experience of them all was coming to play Davis Cup.
That’s where I first felt my shoulder being stressed and fatigued. That was the period I felt very down in terms of my performance,” Tsitsipas said. At the Australian Open, Tsitsipas made the final before losing to Novak Djokovic.
Tsitsipas was determined to make a strong run in Australia and he probably pushed himself a little bit too much. “I think from overplaying in Australia, I was practising everyday, I was playing long matches. I don’t know whether or not I took the right decision with my days off and what so, but I really wanted to do well in Australia,” Tsitsipas said.
Meanwhile, Tsitsipas is set to defend his Monte Carlo title. In 2021 and 2022, Tsitsipas won back-to-back titles in Monte Carlo.